10-14 November, 2014
This is an intensive lab topic that provides students with a detailed introduction to the human skeleton. In addition to the identification of all components of the skeleton, students will learn the range of biological and chemical information that is recorded in the human skeleton. In relation to archaeology and forensic science, the topic provides knowledge regarding the location, identification, recovery, and analysis of human remains occurring in field contexts. Key information regarding biological age, sex, stature, geographic origin, behavioral attributes, and chronometric dating are addressed. Workshops provide the essential hands-on practical component of teaching and learning in human osteology.
Bass, William M. (2005) Human Osteology: A Laboratory and Field Manual. 5th ed. Columbia, Missouri: Missouri Archaeological Society (This book is available in the Flinders Book Shop).
The eSkeletons Project at www.eskeletons.org
The eSkeletons Project website is devoted to the study of human and primate comparative anatomy. It offers a unique set of digitized versions of skeletons in 2-D and 3-D in full color, animations, and much supplemental information. The user can navigate through the various regions of the skeleton and view all orientations of each element along with muscle and joint information. eSkeletons enables you to view the bones of both human and non-human primates ranging from the gorilla to the tiny mouse lemur.
(Note: This schedule may change)
Module 1: Introduction to the Human Skeleton
Module 2: Analysis of Human Skeletal Remains
Module 3: The Vertebrate Skeleton: Animal vs. Human
Module 4: Taphonomic Processes
Module 5: Analysis of Human Skeletal Remains: Metric and Non-Metric
Module 6: Analysis of Human Skeletal Remains: Paleopathology
Module 7: Stable Isotopes and Past Human Behaviour
This Field School can be undertaken by enrolled Flinders students or members of the wider community. There are different costs associated with this short course depending on your enrolment:
This field school can be undertaken by enrolled Flinders students or members of the wider community. There are different costs associated with this short course depending on your enrolment:
Flinders University Students
Flinders students should enrol in the topic ARCH8408 through the normal enrolment process. Please note a quota will apply to this topic which will require you to contact the Topic Coordinator prior to enrolment.
The normal 4.5 unit topic fee for archaeology (students may choose to defer payment via HECS or FEE-HELP) will apply. Enrolled international students are liable for normal international tuition fees.
Non-Flinders Australian participants (domestic short course participants)
AUD$1750 postgraduate topic fee (inclusive of GST).
Domestic short course participants interested in undertaking this field school should contact Kerry Ludwig for further information.
Overseas Participants (international short course participants)
AUD$3000 tuition fee (inclusive of GST).
Overseas short course participants interested in undertaking this field school should contact Kerry Ludwig for further information.
Upon successful completion of this Field School all short course participants (i.e. all non-enrolled non-Flinders participants, both domestic and international) will receive a Certificate of Achievement which states that this short course is equivalent to completion of the Flinders University topic ARCH8408.
By completing this topic as a short course participant you may be eligible to receive credit for it at another Institution. For further information regarding your eligibility to receive credit, please refer to the Credit Transfer Policy (or equivalent) of the Institution at which you are seeking credit